Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Getting Back to Seed Beads...and take a look at these!

I stumbled upon this "find" tonight and was all set to ask if I could share the link here with you, then reading further, found we were being invited to do that very thing!    How great for us!

Just to give you a few hints, it involves:

  • a very talented bead artist, 

  • a website that looks like a museum gallery,   (Really, take a look, it's terrific!)

  • NEDBeads Shop on Etsy,   filled with great jewelry to buy as well as tutorials such as this one:    

    This is a macro-shot of some of the beading detail, 
    but go to the blog and see all the photographs!
    This piece looks amazing from any angle!   
    (I happen to like the photo of the back with the clasp!)

    (If you care to participate for a chance in the give-away, 

    you have until 5PM EST on Friday. 
    See NEDBeads blog for more photos and details!)

    Thanks for the generous give-away!

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    Other Blog News:

    1.  Seed Beading Topic Followup

    I thought looking at this NEDBead bracelet would be a great opportunity for us to work our way back to our own blog topic of seedbeading.   I've been wanting to get back to that after Tanya Goodwin's post for us!

    So, while our participants in the "Bead Packet Design Challenge" wait for their beads to arrive, I thought this would be the perfect time to get back to it.  

    (Good news:
    Still seeking participants 
    for seedbeading example post!)

    I'm going to make another try at assembling a list of people from our blog who want to participate in showing their examples of seedbeading. 

    If you would like to make it easy on me... :-) 
     ...and make sure your name gets on the list, 
    please just drop a note in the comments. 

    I'll still look for the former list of volunteers, but I really want to make sure I don't overlook someone who wanted to show a piece or two or three of their beaded jewelry!   (You do not have to have a blog of your own to participate.  Details will follow.  All you must have are photographs of your work involving seed beads.)    Thank you so much!

    2. Bead Packet 
    Design Challenge Update:

    If you missed the announcement over the weekend, you'll find the participant list here!

    3. New Topics Ahead:

    Meanwhile, I also thought we'd take a little tour around the topics of tools, methods of learning, and Spring designs in the next couple of weeks.   Other suggestions always welcome!

    Hope you'll join us for these discussions and more!  Have a great week!


    ~ Things are blooming there. 
     Stop and smell the roses! ~ 

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    Graphic Credits:

    All photographs of NEDBead Give-away bracelet or other items are from NEDBeads blog or Etsy shop.   

    Tanya Goodwin freeform bracelet:  http://www.sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/2012/02/seed-beading-with-tanya-goodwin.html

    Package graphic image: http://www.wpclipart.com/signs_symbol/assorted/mail/package_handling/.cache/package_hande_with_care.png


    NEDbeads said...

    Gorgeous post, thank you so very much for your kind comments on my website and my work!!! :) :) :) That is a lovely lovely bracelet, too!!

    ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

    Oh they are gorgeous, and intricate looking!